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Newcastle Gory Tour provided by Iles Tours

Newcastle Gory Tour

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Overview
Discover some of Newcastle’s top sights—and learn about the city’s spooky legends, sordid criminals, and other uncanny happenings—on this two-in-one walking tour. Meet your guide right in the city center, and set off: discover the medieval Castle Keep, the historical buildings on Dean Street, Earl Grey’s Monument, and more. As you go, your guide also shares chilling stories about the city’s former gangsters, ghosts, and other unsavory characters.
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  • You'll start at
    150 Grainger St
    150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK
    We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be wearing an Iles Tours branded jacket and will be stood next to the Pret A Manger cafe at the top of Grey Street. We ask for all customers to provide a mobile phone number so we can contact you on the day of the tour.
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    Grey's Monument
  • You'll end at
    150 Grainger St
    150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK
    We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be wearing an Iles Tours branded jacket and will be stood next to the Pret A Manger cafe at the top of Grey Street. We ask for all customers to provide a mobile phone number so we can contact you on the day of the tour.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Enjoy an alternative way to explore Newcastle with this macabre walking tour
  • Discover many of the city’s top sights, all in a single tour
  • Explore on foot to immerse yourself in the city’s ambiance
  • Learn about Newcastle’s history and spooky happenings from your guide
Important Information
Departure Point
150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK
Duration
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activity.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • For customers joining us from cruises from the port of Tyne please use the Metro System and take the metro to the 'Monument' metro stop, this is where the tour begins.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Emily wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions
Highly recommend booking this tour if you’re visiting Newcastle. Alex is a lovely guy full of a lot of passion and knowledge about the history of the place. The tour was definitely one of our highlights from the trip. :)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Newcastle Gory Tour
Responded Sep 18, 2020
Hello Emily, I am really glad that it was one of the highlights of your trip to Newcastle. Safe journeys and hope to see you again on another tour in the future. Best wishes, Alex
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Barbara C wrote a review Aug 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom17 contributions19 helpful votes
Alex is a very enthusiastic tour guide but a little long winded on occasions. I had imagined there would be a more tales of murder and gory characters?!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Newcastle Gory Tour
Responded Aug 15, 2020
Hello Barbara, Thank you, I'm glad my enthusiasm comes across. I'm sorry that there was not as much gore as you would have liked. I have taken your feedback onboard. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip and safe journeys. Best wishes, Alex
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CarlySue wrote a review Aug 2020
Oldham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Engaging and knowledgeable. Passionate and interesting. Very considerate of social distancing. Enjoyed this a lot .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Newcastle Gory Tour
Responded Aug 15, 2020
Thank you! I very much enjoyed showing your group around and appreciated your commitment to safety during this time as well. Hope you had a great visit to Newcastle and hope to see you on a tour in the future. Best wishes, Alex
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Janette G wrote a review Aug 2020
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The Gory Tour was a great and interesting way to start our family, city break in Newcastle. It open our eyes and minds to hidden lives and stories of the city's past - which would otherwise go unnoticed. We also enjoyed trying to re-tell and remember our favourite bits when
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from AlexanderIles, Owner at Newcastle Gory Tour
Responded Aug 14, 2020
Thank you for this review! I am glad you've enjoyed it and you have a lot of new stories to share!
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Countryescape wrote a review Aug 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom29 contributions18 helpful votes
The tour was fantastic - Alex does a great job of bringing the historical characters to life. After 20 years of visiting Newcastle we learnt things about the city we had no idea existed. A fab way of spending the afternoon and our teenagers (tough customers at the best of
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Responded Aug 14, 2020
I am glad you enjoyed it! I really strive to bring history to life and I am glad I achieved it. Have a great rest of your holiday!
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About the operator

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SasJackson
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An excellent tour of Newcastle
Having never spent more than half a day in the city previously, we thought a walking tour would be a great introduc
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CoffeeEnthusiast019
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Brilliant and insightful
Well worth the experience for my first time moving to Newcastle. Glad to have learnt so much about my new home town
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57rhianw
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A fun, interesting tour.
This was my first visit to Newcastle and this tour was the perfect way to find out a lot about the city in a short
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richard532
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Great
Really interesting way to kill a couple of hours, find out about the history of the city, and find out what’s benea
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deborahlT1818KF
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Hadrian's Wall
All three of us spent a whole day walking Hadrian’s wall. Alex was very informative and we found him very professi
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mrobinon133
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2 day visit
Really helpful, Pleasant tour learnt a thing or two about history Alex is very knowledgeable and knows what he’s ta
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vilt_g2015
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Great tour!
Amazing tour. Guide Alex was just amazing, really enjoyed few hours of your tour. Highly recommend to everyone to h
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IanS545
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An interesting and fun tour
We booked a tour at short notice with Alex and he was very helpful. The tour we did was interesting and well-paced.
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weebecka
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Highly recommended - excellent.
Absolutely excellent - stunningly knowledgeable, interesting and professional guide. Highly recommended.
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RCowdery
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The Most Amazing Tour of Newcastle! 😃
I had the pleasure of a 4 Hour + Walking Tour of Newcastle Yesterday covering all the sites from Grainger Town to
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Sn0wLe0pard
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Newcastle History Tour
We did the Newcastle History Tour. Fascinating tales mixed with viewing of some glorious architecture. Alex Ile
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ash34344
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Amazing!!!!
We booked this for my dads birthday. Sandy’s knowledge was mind blowing. This is the second time we have done this
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Psigera
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Great and knowledgeable
Very friendly tour guide who was knowledgeable and took us on a great tour safely around well-known landmarks
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JaneS243
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Fascinating tour of Newcastle old town with an expert guide
Fantastic tour of Newcastle bursting with fascinating history. If you want to know more about Newcastle and the bro
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Tourist161691
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Hadrian’s Wall walking tour
Tour was actually August, 2018. Alex took care of all travel logistics and was able to accommodate two older couple
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  • Duration: 1h 45m
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